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Demand increasing for general aviation aircraft

By Zhang Yi ( Updated: 2016-03-22 15:25

Demand for general aviation aircraft in China is on the increase for everything from disaster relief to scientific research, according to private company that has sold nearly 100 planes in under two years.

General Dynamic Aero Tech, founded in 2014, has offices in Shanghai, Hubei's capital city Wuhan, Wenzhou in Zhejiang province and Xi'an, capital city of Shaanxi province, as well as in Zhejiang's Ningbo where its sales center is located.

"Our company has sold 95 jets with prices ranging from 3 million yuan ($460,000) to 120 million yuan since late 2014 and they are being widely used in industries and sectors such as agriculture, fishing, and maritime surveillance," said Sun Liguo, vice-president of the company.

Their clients are mainly domestic buyers and the most expensive plane sold by the company is being used in air patrol for public security, Sun added.

"As the aero industry is becoming more accessible to the private sector, the general aviation market will become very promising," Sun said.

There were nearly 2,000 general aviation aircraft in China by the end of last year.

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